- Released: April 13, 2010
- Label: Manifesto Records
Q - 12/95, p.1653 Stars
- Good - "...draws on a radio broadcast from November 1973, by which time the singer's early fascination with courtly love in generally pastoral settings had been replaced by the defiantly salty yet less estatic celebration of mature relationships..."
NME (Magazine) - 10/14/95, p.378 (out of 10)
- "...a spectacularly charged live radio session...as Buckley moved into his last unsuccessful career phase--fervid and sweaty funk rock....Buckley's voice has rarely been heard better, and the songs...suggest a major re-evaluation of this neglected late part of his career should be on the cards..."
- 2.Buzzin' Fly
- 3.Get on Top
- 4.Devil Eyes
- 5.Pleasant Street
- 6.Sally Go Round the Roses
- 7.Stone in Love
- 8.Honey Man
- 9.Sweet Surrender
Personnel: Tim Buckley (vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar); Joe Falsia (guitar); Mark Tiernan (keyboards); Bernie Mysior (bass); Buddy Helm (drums).
Recorded live in New York, New York on November 27, 1973.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot & Dan Hersch (DigiPrep).
Personnel: Tim Buckley (vocals, guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar); Joe Falsia (guitar); Mark Tiernan (keyboards); Buddy Helm (drums).
Recording information: 11/27/1973.
This 1973 live recording presents not Buckley the dreamy jazz-folk troubadour of HAPPY SAD, but Buckley the slippery R&B reprobate of GREETINGS FROM L.A. The band he employs here sounds very much of its time, churning out slightly clunky rock and funk vamps over which Buckley works his patented vocal magic. This being 1973, Buckley sounds most natural on songs from GREETINGS like "Get On Top" and "Devil Eyes."
He takes on some earlier material like "Buzzin' Fly" and "Pleasant Street," but he invests them with a strange, dark quality that came from his mid-70s dissilusionment. The best tunes here are the ones with a bit of surprise; Fred Neil's "Dolphins" and an invigorating, funky workout on the traditional tune "Sally Go Round the Roses." Fans of earlier Buckley material are directed to DREAM LETTER or LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR, but HONEYMAN is still a surprisingly flattering document of an unpleasant time in the singer's career.